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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection...
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.
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High class museum in a small town setting

We are members of the museum and have attended art shows, presentations, concerts and the local art show several times in the past few years. It's a great museum, it's laid out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We are members of the museum and have attended art shows, presentations, concerts and the local art show several times in the past few years. It's a great museum, it's laid out well and has many examples of fine art and sculpture

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Want something different to do on a Friday night? Go to the movie at the Institute. They are always entertaining and different from the regular movie fare. The selections are unique and enjoyable. Movies are Wednesday and Friday afternoons and evenings. Very enjoyable and different.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I always look for art museums when I travel. This one was a real surprise for such a small city. The collection is extensive, admission free. Well organized. Better than some museums I've seen in very large cities.

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Marion, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is a gem. Each summer when I go home to NY, I make a visit. Recently, we saw the Monet to Matisse exhibit and have also been to the Ansel Adams exhibit a few years back. But, even if they do not have a special exhibit going, you will see world famous artist works along with New York... More 

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Buffalo,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An A+ attraction! The museum is free and their collection is lovely and extensive, more so than some larger cities I have seen. The Monet to Matisse exhibit (a ticketed event, very reasonably priced) is also a must-see. Go, you won't be disappointed! If you have the chance to go to the 4th of July Utica Arts Festival next year,... More 

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Milbridge, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Consistently exceptional exhibits. This makes a wonderful family outing for all age groups. The docents are helpful and able to give the "inside story" on a particular artist and/or painting. The building is open and light-filled. The number of well-known art pieces are astounding!

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Richmond, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute is gem in downtown Utica. A FREE art museum with an impressive collection of works in a unique building. Next door, connected by an indoor walkway, is Fountain Elms, a restored Victorian mansion with period pieces and art displays. Fountain Elms has a cafe that serves meals as well. The museum does occasionally have a special exhibit... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Munstitute is a striking building, housing an excellent art collection. Its quality is unusual for a city this size.

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St. Augustine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have not been in this museum since the 1980's when I was on a field trip as a child. 30 years later I return as an adult and I was thrilled! The collection owned by the museum is outstanding! Picasso, Degas, Chagal, Manet, etc Etc! Wow wow wow! The Monet to Matisse exhibit is awesome! The Fountain Elms house... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Whatever brings you to Utica, if you have time, take in the MWP Institute. Seeing Thomas Cole's "The Voyage of Life" in and of itself is worth the price of admission. I saw it as a kid on a school trip and it made such an indelible impression on my mind that it changed my understanding on what art and... More 

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Additional Information about Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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